18 For we wanted to come to you-certainly I, Paul, did, again and again-but Satan blocked our way.

Other Translations of 1 Thessalonians 2:18

King James Version

18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

English Standard Version

18 because we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, again and again--but Satan hindered us.

The Message

18 You can't imagine how much we missed you! I, Paul, tried over and over to get back, but Satan stymied us each time.

New King James Version

18 Therefore we wanted to come to you--even I, Paul, time and again--but Satan hindered us.

New Living Translation

18 We wanted very much to come to you, and I, Paul, tried again and again, but Satan prevented us.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:18

Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20

(Read 1 Thessalonians 2:17-20)

This world is not a place where we are to be always, or long together. In heaven holy souls shall meet, and never part more. And though the apostle could not come to them yet, and thought he might never be able to come, yet our Lord Jesus Christ will come; nothing shall hinder that. May God give faithful ministers to all who serve him with their spirit in the gospel of his Son, and send them to all who are in darkness